Red Hot Chili Peppers discography
Hey everyone, and welcome back to my arts and entertainment blog.
Today whilst I was browsing through various gig ticket selling sites I saw the exciting news that one of my all time favourite bands was coming to Dublin on the 20th to the 21st of December. I straight away grabbed some of my Red Hot Chili Peppers albums I had recently bought off this great second hand classified website, you can find them here:http://www.for-sale.ie/red-hot-chilli-peppers .
Who are the Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, otherwise known as ‘The Chili Peppers’ or ‘RHCP’, were formed in 1983 in Los Angeles. They are one of the best selling bands of all time, having sold over 80 million records worldwide. They have won 6 Grammy Awards, and have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, and are the most successful alt-rock band in radio history. They hold the record for most number one singles, 13, most top ten songs, 25, and most cumulative weeks at number one, 85, on the Bilbard Alternatie Songs chart. They have been in the Rock and Roll hall of fame since 2012. 2 of the members of the band have been around since the band was formed (33 years ago), Anthony Kiedis who is the lead vocalist and Flea (Michael Balzary) who plays the bass, trumpet, piano, harmonica and does some of the backing vocals. Chad Smith the drummer and percussion player joined the band is 1988 (28 years ago) and since 2009 Josh Klinghoffer has been playing guitar, keyboards, bass and does some backing vocals for the band.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have released 11 Studio albums, 3 Live albums and 12 Compilation albums, and they released 43 singles with 5 other singles made for radio play.
Red Hot Chili Peppers albums.
1983 – 1990.
The first 3 Albums by the Red Hot Chili Peppers; ’The Red Hot Chili Peppers’, 1984, ‘Freaky Styley’, 1985, and ‘The Uplift Party’, 1987’ were released without any commercial success, reaching 201, not appearing, and 148, respectively. When they released ‘Mothers Milk’ in 1989 they finally received commercial attention, and the album reached 52 on the Billboard 200.
Blood Sex Sugar Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers released their album ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ it was to critical acclaim, and the album reached number 3 in the Billboard 200 in the US and had 3 numbers one worldwide in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. From this album they released 5 songs as singles, ‘Give It Away’, ‘Under the Bridge’ in 1991, and ‘Suck my Kiss’ and ‘Breaking the Girl’ in 1992, in 1993 they released ‘If you have to Ask’. ‘Give It Away’ debuted at 73 in the billboard 200 in the US, whilst in Australia it debuted at number 2. And ‘Under the Bridge’ exceeded all expectations by coming in at number 2 on the Billboard 200, being number 1 in 2 other countries, Canada and the Netherlands, as well as becoming Platinum in America, and Gold in The U.K., Italy and New Zealand.
The album sold 7 million copies in the US alone and became Platinum; 7 times over in the US, 6 times over in Australia, 4 times over in Canada, 3 times over in the U.K. and once in Germany.
One Hot Minute
‘One Hot Minute’ was released 4 years later and received similar, only a wee bit less, success worldwide. 2 number ones for the album worldwide, and it reached between 1 and 6 across all the countries it launched in. Again they released 5 songs from this album ‘Warped’, ‘My Friends’, ‘Aeroplane’, ‘Shallow be thy Game’ and ‘Coffee Shop’.
Again a little bit of a water for Red Hot Chili Pepper fans, as ‘Californication’ wasn’t released until just under 4 years later, in the June of 1999.Again the album reached number 1 in 2 countries across the world, and reached number 3 on the Billboard 200 in the US. The album went Platinum in 7 different countries, including 6 times over in the US, and 8 times over in New Zealand, and Gold in 3 different countries. From ‘Californication’ we got 4 of some of my favourite Chili Pepper songs, ‘Scar Tissue’, ‘Around the World’, ‘Otherside’ and ‘Californication’.
Unfortunately I’ve run out of time here folks, you see I can talk about the Chili Peppers until I’m blue in the face, so next time I’m back we can look at the next 4 Red Hot Chili Pepper albums, including the newest one released this year, The Getaway. If you’d like to look further into the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or to check if they have any gigs coming up in your area you should check out their website;http://redhotchilipeppers.com/. I hope to see some of you at the Red Hot Chili Pepper gig in December.